The Surfs are back and this time they share the screen with more than one girl Smurf! Continuing the story after the movie Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Smurfs series shares the dynamics of Smurf Village when male and female Smurfs collide in their Smurfy world. Of course there are complications, especially with Gargamel and his feline friend Azrael running around. The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 2 is now available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment for $10.99. Purchase from Amazon.com (Affiliate Link) and get it for the holidays.
I received the chance to review this collection and here are my thoughts.
Like The Smurfs Season 1 Volume 1 DVD, Volume 2 isn’t much different art wise. Their clothes have texture, the trees have depth, and the colors are vibrant. All of these features make Volume 2 a joy to watch. Of course, all the amazing graphics don’t mean much if we don’t have a good story.
The Surfs Season 1 Volume 1 comes with 9 episodes on one DVD. The episodes are:
- The Pluffs!
- The Majestic 5/Kitchen Klutz
- Chef Soup/Adventures in Smurfsitting
- The Round Up/Waffle Wednesday
- Funny Mommy/Smurfy Day Care
- Smurfy Secrets
- Crashing Gargamel’s Party/The Curse of the Smurfs’ Treasure
- Storm Loses her Mojo/Pop Out
- Knight Smurfalot/Forget Me What?
These episodes are a blast to watch! We have weird curse treasure in The Curse of the Smurfs’ Treasure, fun knight quests in Knight Smurfalot, and even alternate universes in The Pluffs! I have to admit The Pluffs is probably one of my favorite episodic episodes. The Pluffs is a two part story about how Brainy and Blossom enter an alternate universe where the Smurfs (Pluffs) are gray and mean and Gargamel, known as Caramel, is nice. Everything is a little topsy turvey as Brainy and Blossom attempt to find their way home. It is fun to see the backwards world and get to know the crazy Pluffs. It reminds me of the Star Trek episodes where Kirk ends up in an alternate universe and everyone is opposite of what they are in his universe.
That isn’t the only time we get something geeky from other pop culture films. In The Curse of the Smurfs’ Treasure, Vanity calls the treasure “My Precious” like Gollum did from Lord of the Rings. I spit my coffee a little when I heard him say that. I know there has to be other pop culture Easter eggs throughout all of the other episodes. If you find some feel free to share them in the comments below.
Because of the graphics, the stories, and the fun pop culture reference, I have to give this Volume 5 stars. It is a fantastic collection of episodes!
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